Manufacturing, Structure, Properties of MgB2-Based Materials

  • T. PrikhnaEmail author
  • M. Eisterer
  • M. Rindfleisch
  • S. S. Ponomaryov
  • M. Tomsic
  • V. V. Romaka
  • V. Moshchil
  • A. Kozyrev
  • M. Karpets
  • A. Shaternik
Original Paper


The composition of MgB2-based materials (wires, bulks, and thin films) with high critical current densities, jc, prepared at different pressure (0.1 MPa–2 GPa)—temperature (600–1050 °C) conditions was analyzed by the X-ray and JAMP−9500F Auger spectrometer (after removing the oxidized layers at the sample surfaces by Ar ion etching performed directly in the vacuum chamber of a microscope). Similar regularly distributed inhomogeneities connected with Mg, B, and admixture O content variation on the nanolevel were observed in all types of the MgB2-based materials. The correlations between the character of the material inhomogeneities and the attained superconducting characteristics are discussed.


Magnesium diboride bulk Wires Thin films Nanostructure Critical current density Manufacturing parameters 

JEL Classification

74.70.Ad 74.25.Sv 74.78-w 74.62.Fj 74.62.Dh 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Superhard Materials of the National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine
  2. 2.Atominstitut, TU WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Hyper Tech Research, Inc.ColumbusUSA
  4. 4.Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  5. 5.Lviv Polytechnic National UniversityLvivUkraine

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